Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Cranky Socks

I recently ordered yarn from CSM Supplies. I like buying from Jamie because she always makes the transaction special. I didn't really need more sock yarn but I wanted more options for holiday sock giving. 
I ordered three new colorways and coordinating solids. I like making contrast toes so you can pair them up using the toe colors. 
First was this fun colorway paired with blue. 
Then this one that I had from a previous order paired with pink. 
I still transfer the live stitches onto a pair of short circular needles and finish each sock by hand using the Kitchener stitch. 
Turning a hell on the machine is pretty simple if you pay attention to what you are doing and keep moving the weight up. 
Another pair using the blue for the contrast toes. 

I hope you have a peaceful thankful holiday tomorrow (for those of you that enjoy Thanksgiving in the United States) and get a head start on your winter holiday shopping, if you haven't already. 

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):

Knitter's Pride Aqua Sock Blockers, Medium
Fiskars 7 Inch Softgrip Student Scissors (snipping yarn)
5 Pieces 5 Different Size Bent Latch Hook Crochet Needle Hook (picking up dropped stitches)
Cable Clamp PRO Cable Management 4 Pack (used in place of weight buckle)
Brightech Lightview Pro Flex - Hands Free, Magnifying Glass Desk Lamp for Close Work (lens removed)
Zibra PB100LZR Grip-n-Glide 1-Inch Round Trim Paint Brush (to clean lint/dust from machine)
24 Pack Metal Rectangular Empty Hinged Tins (hold extra machine needles)
addi Express Hook (picking up dropped stitches, hanging setup bonnet, finishing missed stitches)
Do4U Drinking Home Office Table Desk Side Huge Clip (I use it to hold the ball/cake of yarn while I crank but it could hold your drink, too)
BLACK+DECKER WM225-A Portable Project Center and Vise (this is my machine stand, slightly modified for a larger work surface)
RuMe Bags Baggie All (Aspen) (to hold my hand-finishing supplies: yarn needle, needle threader, scissors, Kitchener directions, stitch markers, etc) 

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